LFE Info via Y- and Direct

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jack Kelsey, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. Jack Kelsey

    Jack Kelsey Agent

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    If one has full-range mains and no sub - is it possible to get LFE from DVD (with decoding) and go via Y-connector into receiver with 'direct-ins?'

    Full well realize that 'full range' will still not go as low as dedicated sub - but at least 'someything might be better than nothing' until proper sub purchased.
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Many decoders will lump the LFE material into the mains when you select sub "NO" and mains large, so you might not need to use a workaround like Y adaptors.

    Although, I guess IN THEORY if you did Y the LFE signal into two lines, and then connected a Y to each of your L/R inputs and then connected both 1/2 of the LFE to each of the L/R along with the actual L/R, it should "work". Although you will experience some reduction in signal level- and will have to have pretty good control to blend everything.

    Of course, with the signals summed going into a single input, you do run the risk of overloading the input and damaging, well, damaging everything (Preamp stage, amplifier stage, speakers)...

    -Vince
     

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